Canoeing & Kayaking
Old Forge and the surrounding area is a great place to canoe and kayak. It is home to the start of the famous 90-miler Race, and Old Forge is well-known for its variety of difficulty levels for all. Enjoy a flat-water paddle on the Fulton Chain of Lakes, drift down a meandering river, or step up to something more adventurous on the Moose River. There are plenty of places to rent canoes and kayaks, and trips are available for the whole family.
Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co. · 2855 State Route 28, Old Forge · (315) 369-6672 · (315) 369-2300
New York's Largest Canoe & Kayak Dealer with over 1,000 canoes and kayaks in stock. Daily canoe and kayak trips on the beautiful Moose River. Complete camping and outdoor gear and clothing store. Bike sales, service and rentals. We are your one-stop destination for all of your Adirondack adventures. www.MountainmanOutdoors.com.
Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails · Riverside Drive, Old Forge · (315) 369-6286
Hourly, half-day and daily trips from & to our dock. Or paddle down the scenic Moose River to our private stop along the historic Adirondack Railroad. Travel back aboard the vintage train. Family operated for over 33 years. We are happy to share our knowledge with you. Located behind Keyes Pancake House on Rt. 28. www.TicknersCanoe.com.
Experienced rafters can take the Moose, Black, or Hudson Rivers in the Spring, which can take on Class V ratings. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled trip down the Moose, Black, Hudson or Sacandaga Rivers during the summer months. From Easy to Moderate, these river trips make for a perfect Adirondack experience. Don't forget fall foliage trips in October!
The Water's Edge Inn and the Old Forge Camping Resort sponsor A.R.O. rafting adventures offering discounts on lodging for those who book trips with A.R.O.
Adirondack River Outfitters · 3115 State Route 28, Old Forge · (315) 369-3536
Adirondack River Outfitters "A.R.O. Adventures" has been providing you with a memorable whitewater experiences for over 30 years. With trips on 4 New York rivers we are sure to have a river experience to meet your adventurous spirit. Call us at 1-800-525-7238 or 1-315-369-3536 and speak with one of our adventure specialists. You can also visit our website at www.aroadventures.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have an office here in Old Forge, so stop by, say hello, and find out what all the excitement is about. Whitewater Rafting... you'll be glad you did.
Whitewater Challengers - State Route 28 - Old Forge, NY 13420 - 315-369-6699
Whitewater Challengers offers whitewater trips on the Moose River from May – October. We have a craft for every water level! Rafts for high water, “duckies” for medium water and whitewater tubes for low water conditions. We also have a paintball field and sell kayaks, fishing tackle and paddling accessories. Located just 4 miles south of Old Forge. 315-369-6699, www.adirondackexposure.com
In the center of the Old Forge Area is the Fulton Chain of Lakes - thirteen lakes connected from Old Forge north. Take a motor boat, jet ski or paddle your way in a canoe or kayak from the Old Forge Pond through 5th Lake. Although all connected, 6th Lake through 8th Lake are only accessible through other portages. Old Forge is also the start of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a long-distance paddling trail connecting the major watersheds across the Adirondacks and Northern New England.
The Fulton Chain of Lakes is wonderful for all types of activities, including boating, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, swimming, fishing, and in the winter, ice fishing and snowmobiling. There are several marinas, boat launches, fuel stops and lakeside restaurants along the way. The lakes and their surrounding mountains are a sight that should be seen by all. Remember, the Fulton Chain of Lakes is protected by law. It is illegal to: discharge sewage into or near the lake; dump garbage or refuse into the lake, its tributaries, or on frozen surfaces; to use soap or detergent for any purpose in the lake, on its shores or the shoreline. Please, if you bring anything to the lake, take it out with you.
Dunn's Boat Service · 1500 Big Moose Road, Eagle Bay, NY · (315) 357-3532
Clean & reliable rentals delivered to any lake in the Adirondacks. We rent ski boats, pontoon boats & fishing boats, as well as water sports equipment. Step aboard our classic 1955 Chris Craft for a narrated boat tour on Big Moose Lake, site of the "American Tragedy." www.dunnsboats.com
Rivetts Marine · 102 Lakeview Ave, Old Forge, NY · (315) 369-3123
Located on the Water Front in Old Forge. Full service marina & complete marine store, ready to supply all your boating needs. Whether it's rental boats, sales, service, boating accessories, or supplies, we have it all. Boat Rentals - choose from Pontoon Boats, Power Boats, Ski Boats, Fishing Boats, Canoes or Pedal Boats. www.rivettsmarine.com